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  1. Re: Campanella two-point (How to make an accent on due?)

    Had a nice afternoon with Jim today and we had a duet of Campanellas (see below). Both of our mandolins, his the Dué, mine the A-5 are about 1 year apart in age and yet, despite the different...
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    Re: Looking for help

    There may be but you would have to play them in person. Gibson was and still is not so consistent in their specs over the years and as time went on they made fewer mandolins than in their heyday....
  3. Re: Sorry, Dr. Leone, your Mandolino is not my Cup of Vino

    I played a few Musikalia instruments years ago at Lark in the Morning store in Seattle. I was underwhelmed. However, I have heard from some folks that more recently the shop has made some decent...
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    Re: Looking for help

    It is easy to spec a 1-3/16" at nut but harder to say for sure what a C-shape neck is and there are many variants to that—I think you would have to send someone specs or bring them your A-5. I agree...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    I found the press release from the original Zeta mandolin posted on MC in 2016. Mandolin bridge concept described thusly:



    I suppose some of the concepts are modernized for the new ones? To...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Unless they changed things, their website shows very different bridges on the violins. I think the mandolin bridge may be unique to this new model. The Acoustic Pro looks like it uses a standard...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    I have a feeling that that bridge is very innovative. I wonder how you adjust the height of each pair. Also it looks like the inserts are not ebony but perhaps carbon fiber?
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Wow, Scott, what is that background for the Road Dog mandolin above? An enlarged upside down poster of the inside of a mandolin?
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    Re: 1909 A4 Gibson Factory Revamped

    Not to me. I grew up seeing those cherry bombs in my local music stores. Sorry.
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    Re: C. Bruno and Son

    When someone posts a postage stamp size photo I do not resolutely conclude anything, grasshopper. And neither should you. OTOH I did forget to mention that these. are technically called the Bluto...
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    Re: 1909 A4 Gibson Factory Revamped

    I don’t know when this mandolin was “restored” but I have a friend who bought an 1930s L-00 guitar that was refinished cherry sunburst in the 1960s. Weird looking but it sounded pretty good.
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    Re: 1909 A4 Gibson Factory Revamped

    I agree with rcc56. I think the body was refinished. I guess no one wants to post any photos from the auction, so I will. It looks like there was extensive pickwear on the top (see first photo below)...
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    Re: C. Bruno and Son

    Can you post a larger image? I am not a big fan of 12 string mandolins and it is probably smart to only string it as an 8-string but I have always thought that if I had to have one I might string it...
  14. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    My dog tells me I sound a lot like his cousin, especially when I howl.
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    Re: Speranze Perdute

    Our friend Sheri already had digitized the same LP.
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    Re: Speranze Perdute

    Giovanni Vicari?
  17. Re: I'm beginning to want to play classical

    I assume that you have listened to classical music played on mandolin. There is lots of it on youtube, of course. I believe that there are a few re cent threads on a similar topic, people wanted to...
  18. Re: Sunday picking sessions at my house are keeping me alive...

    I have run a monthly OT session at a farm near my house for over a dozen years. We have another one run by a good friend a little farther north. There are scattered about some Irish sessions and...
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    Re: Brentrup Mandolins

    Well, I figure I would resurrect this thread from last fall—not so old, after all. By accident I came across Hans posting about a year ago about the last mandolins he built on the Unofficial Martin...
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    Re: Scales for Left Handed Mandolin

    Actually here is the image from the eBay auction since it will probably disappear at some time:

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    Re: Damaged Martin 2-20 ( I think)

    I wonder if the extreme neck set was the problem. I recall mine having a rather tall bridge with the neck set back.
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    Re: Fine as frog's hair ...

    Same builder? Mark posted a Girouard and you posted a Pava. Dp you mean every time you see a Pava you think the same thing?
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    Re: Damaged Martin 2-20 ( I think)

    A few luthiers chimed in on this subject on the current thread that Allen mentioned.

    Everything is repairable, of course. However, I do agree with you that by the time this was restored it would...
  24. Re: Nut Width for new build - how important, really

    Ah, that is a great way to do it. And these contour gauges are not so expensive. Thanks a lot. I have been lucky that all the higher end modern mandolin family instruments I own existed before I...
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    Re: Curious Mandolin

    Ok, I will be right over... :)

    This is a model 80 from the 1890s.

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